We too have a liver

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DDore
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   Posted 10/4/2009 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
All,
 
John was transplanted at 5am today Sunday Oct. 4th he is in great shape says he feels better than he has in 15 years.
His vitals are perfect and the IU Nursing staff is top notch.
 
Deb

Pink Grandma
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   Posted 10/4/2009 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah yeah yeah yeah Great news!!! Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.......
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hep93
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   Posted 10/4/2009 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   

DDore, that's great news!  yeah    Prayers for an uneventful recovery!  Keep us posted!

Hugs,

Connie


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DDore
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   Posted 10/6/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Ladies,
Now I need help. I feel like I have crashed and burned. I would say I have the classic signs of depression. Am I depressed because he is on the mend and I am no longer needed? Am I scared with this new liver he will wave goodby as he starts his new life?
Have I been on high alert for so darn long that I am finally relaxing?
My water heater pilot light went out and I cound not figure out how to re start it, I threw a fit then my phone across the room.
I have been leaving the hospital around 4pm and going to bed at 7pm.
John did say yesterday I looked tired and he didnt realize how much of a toll this had taken on me.
Am I normal?????????????????? and would all say 'this too shall pass'?
Thanks, Deb
PS his recovery has been remarkable, no gliches just perfect.

nasalady
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   Posted 10/6/2009 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Deb, you sound normal to me....you've been tense, as you say on high alert, for a long time. Now your husband finally has his new liver, so you're having the meltdown you WANTED to have earlier but did dare.

Yes, this will pass.....
(((hugs)))
JoAnn
Autoimmune hepatitis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, asthma, psoriasis, Reynaud's syndrome. Possible lupus and/or Sjogren's Syndrome - diagnoses pending.


hep93
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   Posted 10/6/2009 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I tend to agree.  You are probably having the meltdown you couldn't allow yourself to have while he was in crisis.  However, if you don't start feeling better in a couple of weeks, see your doctor.  You now have permission to take care of yourself!
 
I'm glad to hear that there are no glitches post-transplant and pray that there won't be any!
 
Hugs,
Connie
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DDore
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   Posted 10/7/2009 1:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you guys so much.
I like the term "meltdown" better than depressed.
I ordered a new phone on line from ATT, paid a handyman from the newspaper to come and relight the water heater.
Planning on giving the kitchen floor a good scrub this morning and heading to the hospital.
He should be in a more normal room today unhooked from alot of machines.
My 20 year old went with me yesterday and decided to apply for a job there ( he loved watching all the nurses )
Thanks again,

Deb

child4
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   Posted 10/7/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Deb -
i think the meltdown is totally normal.  And don't think for a minute he is not going to need you after transplant.  Since he is having an uneventful recovery - and I pray that continues- you will still need to worry about clinic and meds and general day to day!  You had the meltdown right when it was easiest for everyone - he is in good hands at the hospital - so really, you were still taking care of him! 

pscwife
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   Posted 10/7/2009 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   

 

Deb,

 

I know exactly what you are going through.  My husband received his transplant in January.  I’ve struggled with getting back to normal as well.  You feel as if you’ve been a war and now must get used to civilian life again.  I think it must be some sort of “Post traumatic stress disorder”.  It gets better with time.

 

Penny

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